August 17, 2017
8:30 AMFitness Hike at Canyon View

Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this strenuous, fast paced, 6-mile hike over steep and uneven terrain (400-ft elevation gain) with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers.

  • Ages 15 and up.
  • Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Canyon View Staging Area: Begin at Wood Canyon Trail off Canyon Vistas in Aliso Viejo. From Pacific Park/Canyon Vistas intersection, go Northwest on Canyon Vistas. Park legally (note street signs) on or near Canyon Vistas, preferably between Coastal Oak and Madia (22100 region of Canyon Vistas). Wood Canyon Trail starts as a paved sidewalk between a neighborhood park and tree-lined easement, then becomes dirt trail into the canyon.
  • For questions, call (949) 497-8324 M-F or (949) 923-2200 Sat/Sun.
  • Parking: Free.
August 17, 2017
10:15 AMSnack Time at the Zoo
  • Find out what the zoo animals eat and receive for treats, then make some food treats for you to take home!

  • All food is gluten free, nut free, and dairy free.

  • Class includes meeting zoo animals up close.

  • Ages 5-10 years old only.

  • Fee: $5 per child (includes one adult).

  • Parking: $3 per vehicle.

  • Registration is required! Call (714) 973-6846 to register.

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News ImageAugust 17, 2017  Board Approves Contract for Aliso and Wood Canyons Visitor Center

Improvements to the entry of Aliso Wood and Canyons Wilderness Park will enter their next phase, after the Board of Supervisors on August 8 approved a contract to build a new visitor center.

The park’s 4,500 acres of coastal canyons, grasslands and oak and sycamore woodlands, represent one of the most pristine remaining natural areas in Orange County. The recently completed, award-winning enhancements to the park’s main entrance provide a staging area for hikers, bikers and equestrians to start their journey into the park. The next phase of improvements to the main entry include a visitor center, restrooms and park staff offices.

August 14, 2017  Tall Ships Festival Returns to Dana Point Harbor September 8-10Orange County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett, the County of Orange and OC Parks in partnership with Ocean Institute, invite the community to celebrate California’s rich maritime history during the Ocean Institute’s Tall Ships Festival in Dana Point Harbor. Gather friends and family for three days of events Friday, September 8 – Sunday, September 10 and experience the ultimate seaside adventure!
August 11, 2017  Repairs and Road Closures at East BluffStarting Aug. 14, OC Public Works will be performing repairs on the east bluff at Upper Newport Bay and the public can expect temporary closures of Back Bay Drive.

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August 1, 2017  Aerial Weed SurveyBetween August 7 and August 18, the Nature Communities Coalition, in collaboration with OC Parks, Irvine Ranch Conservancy, and The Nature Conservancy will conduct an aerial weed survey during daylight hours using a small, low-flying helicopter to document and map the distribution of over 30 weed species located within selected inland parks and open space areas.

Parks to be surveyed are the Irvine Ranch Open Space, Irvine Regional Park and Santiago Oaks Regional Park. ( View PDF )